New energy efficiency contractors framework launched


THE tender for Scotland Excel’s energy efficiency contractors framework is now live, with the organisation expecting it to bring up to £200 million worth of business opportunities each year.

Scotland Excel said that the second-generation framework will help councils and other social landlords to source the goods and services they need to implement energy efficiency measures in their properties to cut emissions, tackle fuel poverty and create warmer homes.

The framework will be in place for four years, and will give an ‘effective and efficient’ way to upgrade housing stock and offers the capability to source full house retrofitting.

It covers professional services including energy efficiency designers, coordinator, assessors, as well as building fabric measures like wall, floor and roof insulation, door and window replacement, retrofit, and roof repair and replacement.

It will also include heating, hot water and ventilation measures for electric and gas systems, and renewables and energy storage measures.

Julie Welsh, chief executive of Scotland Excel, said, “With sustainability at its core, the new energy efficiency contractors framework will support councils and housing associations in their efforts to source the goods and services they need to deliver local improvements that will bring benefits to homes for current and future generations.

“The framework has been designed to help social landlords deliver improvements to housing stock to create warmer, more energy efficient homes, to tackle fuel poverty, and to meet national net zero targets. It will play a key role in supporting Scotland’s green recovery and I look forward to the new framework being awarded.”

The tender will close on 8 October 2021, and can be accessed on Public Contracts Scotland.